calendar year


: a period of a year beginning and ending with the dates that are conventionally accepted as marking the beginning and end of a numbered year
: a period of time equal in length to that of the year in the calendar conventionally in use

Examples of calendar year in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is no better way to start a new calendar year than to sit down and pen down thoughts on growth plans and strategies. Timothy Britt, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 Missouri Athletics oversight committee Reed-Francois oversaw an NCAA Tournament berth and a Cotton Bowl victory in the same calendar year. Jaden Lewis, Kansas City Star, 21 Feb. 2024 The tour will hit nine countries all across the globe and will ultimately be their longest run of shows in a calendar year since 2009. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 13 Feb. 2024 Distributions made in any calendar year in excess of investment company taxable income and net capital gain are treated as taxable ordinary dividends to the extent of undistributed earnings and profits, and then as a return of capital that reduces the adjusted basis in the shares held. Sacramento Bee, 9 Feb. 2024 That means there are about six extra hours in every year that are not included in the calendar year. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 1 Feb. 2024 That high of 80 was the earliest in the calendar year on record by several weeks. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 30 Jan. 2024 Stephon Castle and Solomon Ball each added 12 points for UConn (18-2, 8-1 Big East) which has not lost at home in more than a calendar year. Pat Eaton-Robb, USA TODAY, 28 Jan. 2024 Alibaba’s sales over the 2023 calendar year reached $130.1 billion, according to Fortune calculations. Lionel Lim, Fortune Asia, 8 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1689, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of calendar year was in 1689

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“Calendar year.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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